FTL -Advanced Edition- Original Soundtrack

Album Title:
FTL -Advanced Edition- Original Soundtrack
Record Label:
Ben Prunty Music
Catalog No.:
N/A
Release Date:
April 3, 2014
Purchase:
Buy at Bandcamp

Overview

The Kickstarter-funded space strategy title FTL: Faster Than Light was released to enormous acclaim at the end of 2012. This week, developer Subset Games has released the expansion FTL: Advanced Edition, featuring news events, ships, and other features. Ben Prunty returned to create the new music for the title.

Body

As with the original game, each interactive track from the game has been split into its two parts, an intense battle track and relaxing explore track. This time round, Prunty has switched the order with the battle tracks featured first, the explore track used second.

As for the style used, it is more of the same, which is no bad thing.  There’s more strong bass lines in tracks such as “Lanius” and percussion work in tracks such as “Slug”. “Hacking Malfunction” and “Lost Ship” are well done in both their explore and battle iterations too.

It’s also interesting to hear an old demo of a track that would later be made into “MilkyWay”.  The track is called “Colony Ship”, and is an effective cross between 8-bit music and the electronic style expected from listening to the rest of the album.

Summary

Interactive, distinctively styled, well-mixed, and truly spacey, the FTL: Advanced Edition soundtrack continues the concept of the original score. The 30 minutes of new music is well worth checking out if you are a fan of the original soundtrack, especially given it is completely free at Bandcamp now. Recommended.

FTL -Advanced Edition- Original Soundtrack Joe Hammond

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3.5


Posted on April 18, 2014 by Joe Hammond. Last modified on April 18, 2014.

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About the Author

Joe Hammond

When I first heard the music of Nobuo Uematsu in the Final Fantasy series at about 17 years old, my love of video game music was born. Since then, I've been revisiting some of my old games, bringing back their musical memories, and checking out whatever I can find in the game music scene. Before all of this I've always been a keen gamer from an early age. I'm currently doing a PGCE (teacher training) in primary school teaching (same age as elementary school) with music specialism at Exeter University. I did my undergraduate degree in music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. My main focus at the moment is my teaching and education work, though who knows what will happen in the future. I like a variety of music, from classical/orchestral to jazz to rock and metal and even a bit of pop. Also when you work with young children you do develop a somewhat different appreciation for the music they like.



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